I am know as Shiryu
on the web and I live in Lisbon, Portugal. I have been an adept of emulation and retro-gaming all the way back to 1996 and it was in fact the very first topic I looked up when I first went on the Internet. Websites like Zophar's Domain
became regular stops back in those days, days of discovery and very fast emulation evolution, with new versions of emulators coming out almost weekly supporting brand new features. I have been lurking around Romhacking.net
ever since the site began, but my usually very busy life keeps me away from the forum until yesterday, when I decided to give a hand to tryphon beta testing his Psy-O-Blade English translation patch
But why so busy, you might wonder? Well, besides my "real" work as an IT professional, I run my Youtube channel since 2006
focused mostly on retro-gaming (and raising awareness for completed translations projects
) and my other hobby... or should I call it passion?
Music. I love music. I am but a newbie, but that hasn't stopped me from releasing music for free for the past 15 years. Under the label Shiryu Music
I have been making both original and video game remix/covers and releasing them for free. After much pressure from family and friends, last year I opened up shop at Bandcamp
, but all my releases remains absolutely free so I hope you have fun discovering my stuff.
Since early this year, I have also became an author at Kotaku TAY
, the user run sub-blog of Kotaku
. A lot of people immediately turn away from it because of Kotaku
's reputation, but this user blog is written not by professional journalists, but regular unpayed gamers like you and me. Ever since becoming an author there, I do my best to keep people informed of any new translation project that surface on my "Now In English"
segment. It's been a ton of work, but I quite enjoy the experience.
I sadly never acquired the programming skills in college I hoped, because I would love to help out people in this forum. I've always been more into the artist part of things. Speaking of time, I am super excited with the progress people are making with byuu's MSU1 expansion chip
and hope to one day have some of my SNES
favourite games like F-Zero
, Sim City
and many others playing to the sound of my orchestral covers
! Please contact me if you're interested in doing this!
Well, I think that covers everything. Thanks for reading up to this point. When not at work, you can usually find me playing Wii U
, Super Nintendo
or working on my next music album.
Oh and my "holy grail
" of English translations in case you're wondering is the SNES
adaptation of my favourite anime of all time: Legend of Galactic Heroes (Ginga Eiyuu Densetsu)
. After all these years, I still don't understand how to play this!
Catch you on the bounce.